Bargain Books from the Book Fair

I made my semi-annual visit to the book fair in Tyler and came home with a limited and variegated collection of finds. Part of my goal for this year's visit was to find textbooks to prepare for the BEC (Business Environment and Concepts) part of the CPA… more »

From Eudora to Thunderbird

I've been using the Internet since 1995, and have moved from Eudora to Outlook to Pegasus to Thunderbird. In the last few weeks I've moved all of the saved emails to a single IMAP email account. The most difficult transition was getting my Eudora emails… more »

Controlling Excel Windows

Excel Window Displays Unless you change the default, Excel 2007/2010 opens all new workbooks in maximized view. In maximized view you do not see both workbooks at the same time. The confusion about this is so common that I put together the following ex… more »

CPA Exam UX

A little more than a week ago I took the REGulation section of the CPA Exam. Of course, I can't tell you what was on it specifically, and I don't really want to say anything about the general content of the testing. However, there is one thing that stoo… more »

Review Notes on Your Smartphone

  Creating a navigable notes document for CPA review.   If you are intense about studying for the CPA exam, you have probably found times when you could be studying except that you don't have anything with you, except your cell phone. Waiting for a s… more »

Book break

Today I got another break from the books. Yesterday I mowed our grass and did a little yard work. Part of that work involved getting the chain saw out and trying to use it. The chain was dangling when I started so it wasn't surprising when it came off.… more »

The Evolving Research Review Method

Follow-up Earlier I talked about using a "Research Review Method" to study for the CPA exam. I used that for the first time through the material. Some of the material was new, so it wasn't really review. The previous entry on the Research Review Method… more »